WWK’s Local Partner in the hills of western Uganda tackles hunger and climate change with kitchen gardening and water harvesting
The women of WWK’s partner in the hills of Kisinga sub-county, Kasese District are among the poorest of the poor. Before engaging as a local partner of WWK, most were subsistence farmers raised in a continuous cycle of poverty. The impact of climate change (flooding and droughts) adds to their struggles.To promote and support the implementation of climate change adaptation practices for improved agriculture and food supply, WWK and the CBO Bliss Feme were generously funded the Arthur B. Schultz Foundation and WIL Philadelphia for a kitchen gardening and water harvesting as an inclusive business opportunity. By establishing kitchen gardens, this women’s collaborative will have a nutritious and stable food supply, a profitable community business, and learn about an ecological approach to gardening (agroecology) for improvements to the health and nutrition, hygiene and sanitation, and the environment.